IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards™ 2014 Winners

May 29, 2014

Benjamin Franklin AwardThe IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards, which includes fifty-two categories recognizing excellence in book editorial and design, are regarded as one of the highest national honors for independent publishers.

Prestige as a publisher is one of the many benefits of being named as a winner of this distinguished award. In addition, Gold winners receive an engraved crystal trophy.

See below for our 2014 Gold and Silver award winners, which were announced on May 28, 2014 in New York City.

Categories

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Animals/Pets | Art/Photography | Autobiography/Memoirs | Biography | Body, Mind & Spirit | Business & Economics | Children’s Picture Book | Young Reader: Fiction (8-12 Years) | Young Reader: Nonfiction (8-12 Years) | Teen Fiction (13-18 Years) | Teen Nonfiction (13-18 Years) | Coffee Table Books | Cookbooks | Crafts/Hobby/How-To | Education | Gift Books | Popular Fiction | Historical Fiction | Mystery/Suspense | Poetry/Literary Criticism | LGBT | Health & Fitness | History | Home & Garden | Humor | Inspirational | Multicultural | Nature & Environment | Parenting & Family Issues | Political/Current Events | Professional/Technical | Psychology | Reference/Directories | Regional | Religion | Self-Help | Sports & Recreation | Travel | Cover Design (Fiction) | Cover Design (Nonfiction) | Cover Design (Large Format) | Cover Design (Children’s/Young Adult) | Interior Design (1-2 Color) | Interior Design (3 or more Color) | Interior Design (3 or more Color; Children’s/YA) | Most Improved Redesign | Best New Voice (Fiction) | Best New Voice (Nonfiction) | Best New Voice (Children’s/Young Adult) | The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Fiction) | The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Nonfiction) | The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Children’s/Young Adult)

Animals/Pets


PorchDogs Entering the Mind of the Tracker Puppy-Mill Survivors

GOLD WINNER:

Porch Dogs

Author: Nell Dickerson
Publisher: John F. Blair, Publisher
ISBN: 978-0-89587-597-6

Porch Dogs combines 60 fine-art color photographs of man’s best friend with architectural documentation of the Southern porch.

SILVER WINNERS:

Entering the Mind of the Tracker: Native Practices for Developing Intuitive Consciousness and Discovering Hidden Nature

Author: Tamarack Song
Publisher: Bear & Co.
ISBN: 978-1-59143-160-2

Through intimate stories where frogs show the way and bears help find missing people, the author shows how to achieve an uncommon level of perception.

Puppy-Mill Survivors

Author: Melissa McDaniel
Publisher: Present Dog Press
ISBN: 978-0984590353

The heartwarming stories and portraits of breeder dogs who transitioned from life in the horrendous conditions of puppy mills, to life as cherished family pets.

Art/Photography


15276_KT_Jacket.indd Jersey Shore Impressionists Paul Chesley

GOLD WINNER:

Keeping Time: The Photographs of Don Hunstein

Author: Jon Pareles
Forward: Art Garfunkel
Photographer: Don Hunstein
Publisher: Insight Editions
ISBN: 978-1608872244

For over four decades, Don Hunstein earned the trust and confidence of the most celebrated singers, songwriters, composers, and musicians of our time.

SILVER WINNERS:

Jersey Shore Impressionists: The Fascination of Sun and Sea 1880-1940

Author: Roy Pedersen
Publisher: Down the Shore Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-59322-073-0

This groundbreaking work of American art history establishes the influence of the Jersey Shore for an important group of Philadelphia and New York Impressionist painters.

Paul Chesley: A Photographic Voyage

Author: Paul Chesley (with Keith Lorenz)
Publisher: GOFF Books
ISBN: 978-1-939621-04-7

This memoir of an artist’s life highlights the best images of a longstanding career. Paul Chesley photographs the magic of reality in thousands of instants.

Autobiography/Memoirs


Other Mother DiningAtWhiteHouse-BookCover-crop The Summer of Yes

GOLD WINNER:

The Other Mother: A Rememoir

Author: Teresa Bruce
Publisher: Joggling Board Press
ISBN: 978-0-9841073-9-1

“The Other Mother” is the true story of a transformative relationship. It is a must-read for anyone who has ever needed, or cherished, the love of an other mother.

SILVER WINNERS:

Dining at the White House: From the President’s Table to Yours

Author: John Moeller
Publisher: LifeReloaded Specialty Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 978-1-60800-013-5

Chef John Moeller shares insider stories and describes his most memorable moments at the White House cooking for three Presidents. Includes over 100 one-of-a-kind recipes.

The Summer of Yes: An Ex-Nun’s Story

Author: Karen Leahy
Publisher: Createspace
ISBN: 978-1480163485

Award-winning memoir of 11 years in the convent, of leaving, searching, and finding love. What is it like to spend 11 years of your young womanhood in the convent? Why would you feel you had to leave in order to save your soul? A spiritual and very human story.

Biography


John Wayne: The Genuine Article Berta and Elmer Hader A Lifetime of Art West Point Leadership

GOLD WINNER:

John Wayne: The Genuine Article

Author: Michael Goldman
Foreword: Jimmy Carter
Publisher: Insight Editions
ISBN: 978-1608871162

Provides readers a rare glimpse into the life of one of the most iconic movie stars of all time through a treasure trove of memorabilia, stories, and interviews.

SILVER WINNERS:

Berta and Elmer Hader: A Lifetime of Art

Author: Joy Hoerner Rich, Karen Tolley, John Waller, Judy Waller
Publisher: Joyful Productions
ISBN: 978-0-9891087-0-6

Berta and Elmer Hader were incredibly talented. This book offers a dazzling sampling of their writings and art plus a peek into their extraordinary lives.

West Point Leadership: Profiles of Courage

Authors: Daniel E. Rice and Lieutenant Colonel John A. Vigna
Publisher: Daniel E. Rice
ISBN: 978-0989147309

200 inspirational authorized biographies of West Point graduates who have led as Generals, Ambassadors, Senators, Congressmen, Governors, Astronauts, CEOs, and in other leadership positions throughout historical and contemporary times.

Body, Mind & Spirit


Esoteric Tarot 25 Lessons in Mindfulness Primal Connection

GOLD WINNER:

The Esoteric Tarot: Ancient Sources Rediscovered in Hermeticism and Cabala

Author: Ronald Decker
Publisher: Quest Books
ISBN: 978-0-8356-0908-1

The Esoteric Tarot is a scholarly work that contains the complete history, symbology and meaning of the Tarot. Historian Ronald Decker explores the Tarot from an art history perspective, using research from libraries and museums around the world to adjust.

SILVER WINNERS:

25 Lessons in Mindfulness: Now Time for Healthy Living

Author: Rezvan Ameli
Publisher: American Psychological Association
ISBN: 978-1-4338-1323-8

This book presents a practical, step-by-step approach for establishing your own
mindfulness practice.

The Primal Connection:
Follow Your Genetic Blueprint to Health and Happiness

Author: Mark Sisson
Publisher: Primal Blueprint Publishing
ISBN: 978-0984755103

The Primal Connection explains how to overcome modern life’s hectic pace and reprogram your genes to become joyful, carefree, and at peace with the present.

Business & Economics


Fresh Passion 21.5 Unbreakable Laws of Selling Business Writing with Heart for IBPA3inch

GOLD WINNER:

Fresh Passion: Get a Brand or Die a Generic

Author: Michael D. Brown
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press
ISBN: 978-1608324118

Fresh Passion is the pathway to outperform and outshine your peers and competitors and obtain the professional and personal rewards you deserve. In an era of economic uncertainty, layoffs, and hiring freezes, creating and promoting a top-flight personal brand that stands out in the crowd is more important than ever.

SILVER WINNERS:

21.5 Unbreakable Laws of Selling:

Proven Actions You Must Take to Make Easier, Faster, Bigger Sales

Author: Jeffrey Gitomer
Publisher: Bard Press
ISBN: 978-1885167798

There are universal laws that are the rock foundation of selling. They determine whether you succeed, or don’t succeed — whether you earn enough to enjoy the lifestyle you want or struggle to make ends meet.

Business Writing With Heart:
How to Build Great Work Relationships One Message at a Time

Author: Lynn Gaertner-Johnston
Publisher: Syntax Training LLC
ISBN: 978-0-9778679-0-5

Business Writing With Heart shows how to write in ways that build trust, mutual respect, and solid relationships, leading to personal and career success.

Children’s Picture Book


 Just Another Monday Dear Bully of Mine

There's a Hippopotamus in My Bed and An Elephant Wants to Wear My Favorite Red Shoes Three Years and Eight Months

GOLD WINNER:

Just Another Monday

Authors/Illustrators: Anna Skarie and Joy Dey
Publisher: SWAK Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 978-0-985-3228-0-9

That pesky dragon keeps popping up. Yikes! Do you run like crazy? Or hop on? In a DoU Adventure, you are the hero, making choices on every page that lead through 74
possible pathways
.

SILVER WINNERS:

Dear Bully of Mine

Author: Vicki Fraser
Publisher: Domnizelles Publications Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-927815-02-1

Join these three characters as they share their honest feelings with their bullies. Witness their quiet evolution as they take back what is rightfully theirs; freedom to live in peace.

There’s a Hippopotamus in My Bed and An Elephant Wants to Wear My Favorite Red Shoes

Author: Lynda Medlyn and Kelley Staudenmier
Publisher: Window Box Press LLC
ISBN: 978-0-9793738-1-7

Emmalyn dreams about bringing all the zoo animals home with her. “It will be so much fun!” she says to the hippopotamus. Or will it?

Three Years and Eight Months

Author: Icy Smith
Illustrator: Jennifer Kindert
Publisher: East West Discovery Press
ISBN: 9780985623784

Based on true events during World War II, the book tells a compelling journey of hardships and human endurance of ordinary people in Hong Kong during the Japanese occupation.

Young Reader: Fiction (8-12 Years)


Custer's Last Battle - for IBPA Channing O'Banning OMG Am I a Witch?!

GOLD WINNER:

Custer’s Last Battle: Red Hawk’s Account of the Battle of the Little Bighorn

Author/Illustrator: Paul Goble
Foreword: Joe Medicine Crow
Publisher: Wisdom Tales Press
ISBN: 978-1-937786-11-3

This completely revised edition of Goble’s first published work, tells the famous story of Custer’s last stand at the Little Bighorn from the Indian perspective.

SILVER WINNERS:

Channing O’Banning and the Rainforest Rescue

Author: Angela Spady
Publisher: Santa Cruz Press
ISBN: 978-0615773995

With art education often being taken out of the classroom, parents, teachers and young artists alike will be excited that the beloved character Channing O’Banning has come to the rescue!

OMG… Am I a Witch?!

Author: Talia Aikens-Nuñez
Publisher: Pinwheel Books
ISBN: 978-0-9854248-5-5

April Appleton is so annoyed at her older brother that she searches the Internet for a spell to turn him into a dog. When the spell works, April realizes she has more powers than she ever dreamed of! Now she has to figure out how to turn him back to normal.

Young Reader: Nonfiction (8-12 Years)


Uncle John's Smell-O-Scopic Bathroom Reader Fox Talk Owner's Manual for Driving Your Adolescent Brain

GOLD WINNER:

Uncle John’s Smell-O-Scopic Bathroom Reader For Kids Only!

Author: Bathroom Readers’ Institute
Publisher: Portable Press
ISBN: 978-1-60710-780-4

Uncle John’s Smell-O-Scopic Bathroom Reader is packed with fascinating facts and stories about science, history, sports, amazing kids, goofy grownups, and gross smelly things!

SILVER WINNERS:

Fox Talk: How Some Very Special Animals Helped
Scientists Understand Communication

Author: Dr. LE Carmichael, PhD
Publisher: Ashyby-BP Publishing
ISBN: 978-0988163850 (hardcover); 978-0988163867 (trade paperback)

Ever wonder what the fox really says? Through first-hand expert interviews, eye-popping photos and illustrations, and at-home experiments, you’ll discover the intriguing mysteries behind fox, dog, and wolf communication.

The Owner’s Manual for Driving Your Adolescent Brain

Author: JoAnn Deak, Ph.D. and Terrence Deak, Ph.D.
Publisher: Little Pickle Press
ISBN: 978-1‐939775‐02-7

In this exciting follow-up to Your Fantastic Elastic Brain, you’ll get news on neurons and the goods on glia. Hang onto your hemispheres and prepare to have your mind boggled as you learn about the workings of the brain during its second decade.

Teen Fiction (13-18 Years)


Mariner's Hollow Canary Paradigm Rainbeau Harley

GOLD WINNER:

Mariner’s Hollow

Author: F. G. Capitanio
Publisher: SDP Publishing
ISBN: 978-0988938199

A mysterious and desolate island. A devastating turn of events. A secret that will reveal the true meaning of Justice.

SILVER WINNERS:

Canary

Author: Rachele Alpine
Publisher: Medallion Press
ISBN: 978-1605425870

Sophomore Kate Franklin adjusts to Beacon Prep, where Dad’s coach and basketball’s everything. When one athlete takes his power too far, will she speak out?

Paradigm

Author: Helen Stringer
Publisher: Mediadrome Press
ISBN: 978-1482346541

Sam Cooper thought he was human, but he is much more. A secret is hidden deep within his brain that only the Paradigm Device can reveal.

Rainbeau Harley

Author: Cerredwyn Horrigan
Publisher: Pigs Fly Press
ISBN: 978-0-9888-013-0-1

“Horrigan’s coming-of-age novel has a fast-paced plot that brims with life lessons. An intimate journey through the hardships of one girl’s adolescence.” -Kirkus Reviews

Teen Nonfiction (13-18 Years)


Tillie Pierce Eagle of Delight Fourth Down and Inches

GOLD WINNER:

Tillie Pierce: Teen Eyewitness to the Battle of Gettysburg

Author: Tanya Anderson
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books, a division of Lerner Publishing Group
ISBN: 978-1-4677-0692-6

Imagine being fifteen years old, facing the bloodiest battle ever to take place on U.S. Soil. Through Tillie’s own words, the story of one of the Civil War’s most famous battles comes alive.

SILVER WINNERS:

Eagle of Delight: Portrait of the Plains Indian Girl in the White House

Author: Jean A. Lukesh
Publisher: Field Mouse Productions
ISBN: 978-0-9647586-8-1

Biography of Eagle of Delight, “The Darling of Washington D.C. Society,” whose 1822 portrait was added to the White House by Jackie Kennedy in 1962.

Fourth Down and Inches: Concussions and Football’s Make-Or-Break Moment

Author: Carla Killough McClafferty
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner Publishing Group
ISBN: 978-1-4677-1067-1

Award-winning author Carla Killough McClafferty takes readers on a bone-crunching journey from football’s origins to the latest research on concussion and traumatic brain injuries in the sport. Intended for a young adult audience.

Coffee Table Books


Paul Chesley Butterflies and All Things Sweet 15276_KT_Jacket.indd

GOLD WINNER:

Paul Chesley: A Photographic Voyage

Author: Paul Chesley (with Keith Lorenz)
Publisher: GOFF Books
ISBN: 978-1-939621-04-7

This memoir of an artist’s life highlights the best images of a longstanding career. Paul Chesley photographs the magic of reality in thousands of instants.

SILVER WINNERS:

Butterflies and All Things Sweet: The Story of Ms B’s Cakes

Author: Bonnae Gokson
Publisher: GOFF Books
ISBN: 978-1-939621-01-6

This book is not a cookbook, but a visual feast. It opens a window into the inspiration and ideas behind Bonne Gokson’s extraordinary cake designs.

Keeping Time: The Photographs of Don Hunstein

Author: Jon Pareles
Foreword: Art Garfunkel
Photographer: Don Hunstein
Publisher: Insight Editions
ISBN: 978-1608872244

For over four decades, Don Hunstein earned the trust and confidence of the most celebrated singers, songwriters, composers, and musicians of our time.

Cookbooks


DiningAtWhiteHouse-BookCover-crop American Diabetes Association Vegetarian Cookbook POWERHUNGRY_cover_IBPA

GOLD WINNER:

Dining at the White House: From the President’s Table to Yours

Author: John Moeller
Publisher: LifeReloaded Specialty Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 978-1-60800-013-5

Chef John Moeller shares insider stories and describes his most memorable moments at the White House cooking for three Presidents. Includes over 100 one-of-a-kind recipes.

SILVER WINNERS:

The American Diabetes Association Vegetarian Cookbook: Satisfying, Bold, and Flavorful Recipes from the Garden

Author: Steven Petusevsky
Publisher: American Diabetes Association
ISBN: 978-1-58040-487-7

The easy-to-follow American Diabetes Association Vegetarian Cookbook is your personal guide to a healthier lifestyle, preparing delicious and satisfying vegetarian dishes inspired by global cuisine.

Power Hungry: The Ultimate Energy Bar Cookbook

Author: Camilla V. Saulsbury
Publisher: Lake Isle Press Inc.
ISBN: 978-1891105548

Power Hungry has a simple premise: do-it-yourself power bar recipes that maximize taste and nutrition, minimize cost, and eliminate junky additives.

Crafts/Hobby/How-To


Adventivity noselegsbody-kindle-cover On Folded Wings(HiRes)

GOLD WINNER:

Adventivity

Author: Gina Carpenter
Illustrator: Laura Hambleton
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press
ISBN: 978-1-60710-928-0

An advent calendar like no other! Count down to Christmas with 25 fun projects including angel cookie-wraps, festive finger warmers, an origami Santa, and more.

SILVER WINNERS:

Nose, Legs, Body!: Know Wine Like the Back of Your Hand

Author: Len Napolitano
Publisher: Wineology Press
ISBN: 978-0-9893087-0-0

Go from wine newbie to wine savvy in this quick and easy guide that answers 50 popular wine questions.

On Folded Wings, Paper Airplanes for All Ages: Paper Airplanes for All Ages

Author: Michael Weinstein
Publisher: Cypress House
ISBN: 978-1-879384-79-8

Thirty-five original aircraft, six especially for novices, and, to showcase these airplanes as miniature works of art, there’s a selection of display stands to fold!

Education


Fresh Look at Judging Floral Design Common Core English Language Arts Little Blue Thinking Book

GOLD WINNER:

A Fresh Look at Judging Floral Design: A Guide for Judges, Designers, Teachers, Mentors and Hosts

Author: Hitomi Gilliam AIFD and Kathy Whalen AIFD
Publisher: BCFL Group
ISBN: 978-0-9854476-5-6

First book published in the US on judging floral design since the 1960’s. 21st century perspectives not found elsewhere in this speedily delivered book.

SILVER WINNERS:

Common Core English Language Arts in a PLC at Work™, Grades K-2

Author: Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey
Publisher: Solution Tree Press and International Reading Association
ISBN: 978-1-936764-16-7

An interdisciplinary resource that includes strategies for integrating the Common Core State Standards for English language arts for grades K–2.

The Little Blue Thinking Book:
50 Powerful Principles for Clear and Effective Thinking

Author: Brandon Royal
Publisher: Sterling Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-4351-4568-9

The Little Blue Thinking Book is an invaluable guide for any individual wanting to further sharpen his or her thinking skills.

Gift Books


one goall II - ibpa AliceSteerWilson_LightParticularly

West Point Leadership

GOLD WINNER:

One Goal II: The Inside Story of the 2013 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago
Blackhawks

Editor: Adam Kempenaar
Publisher: Chicago Blackhawks/Blackhawks Publishing
ISBN: 978-0-615-89014-2

“One Goal II” chronicles the Chicago Blackhawks’ unforgettable 2013 championship season and celebration, taking fans behind the scenes with exclusive photos, features and video.

SILVER WINNERS:

Alice Steer Wilson: Light, Particularly

Author: Janice Wilson Stridick
Publisher: Southbound Press
ISBN: 978-0-9632494-2-5

Gorgeous images from renowned Mid-Atlantic Impressionist painter evoking Hopper, Cassatt. Ocean light on Victorian streetscapes, dunes, families at the beach. CV, Index, 220 color plates.

West Point Leadership: Profiles of Courage

Authors: Daniel E. Rice and Lieutenant Colonel John A. Vigna
Publisher: Daniel E. Rice
ISBN: 978-0989147309

200 inspirational authorized biographies of West Point graduates who have led as Generals, Ambassadors, Senators, Congressmen, Governors, Astronauts, CEOs, and in other leadership positions throughout historical and contemporary times.

Popular Fiction


Old Man's Love Story CradleLake Foot Soldier LilttleJoe

GOLD WINNER:

The Old Man’s Love Story

Author: Rudolfo Anaya
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 978-0806143576

This tender novella is at once universal and deeply personal and reflects on the power and importance of love at every stage of life.

SILVER WINNERS:

Cradle Lake

Author: Ronald Malfi
Publisher: Medallion Press
ISBN: 978-160542510-8

After inheriting a quaint farmhouse in the Smokey Mountains the Hammerstuns discover the town harbors a secret – one that comes at a nightmarish price.

The Foot Soldier

Author: Mark Rubinstein
Publisher: Thunder Lake Press
ISBN: 978-1-941016-21-3

This gritty novella reveals the horrors of war, loss of innocence and abuse of power experienced by a conscripted young American in the Vietnam War.

Little Joe: Book One of the Round Rock Series

Author: Michael E. Glasscock III
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press
ISBN: 9781608325665

A boy who has lost everything learns that love and friendship can bloom in the most unlikely of places.

Historical Fiction


Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell Fig Orchard Last Perfect Summer

GOLD WINNER:

The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell

Author: William Klaber
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press
ISBN: 978-1608325627

One day in 1855 Lucy Lobdell cut her hair, changed clothes, and went off to live her life as a man. By the time it was over, she was notorious.

SILVER WINNERS:

The Fig Orchard

Author: Layla Fiske
Publisher: Rancho Publishing
ISBN: 978-0-9894554-0-4

When Ottoman Turkish soldiers abduct her husband, Nisrina must learn to support her children. Traveling to a convent in Jerusalem, she returns home a midwife.

The Last Perfect Summer

Author: Ed Prence
Publisher: Windy City Publishers
ISBN: 978-1-935766-42-1

When the star shortstop from a small town contracts encephalitis, he spirals into dementia. And only the lasting power of childhood friendship can reach him.

Mystery/Suspense


Pumpkin Eater Nice Guys Finish Dead Shadow Constant TidalPoolsCover copy

GOLD WINNER:

The Pumpkin Eater: A Sam Dawson Mystery

Author: Steven W. Horn
Publisher: Granite Peak Press
ISBN: 978-0983589419 (cloth); 978-0983589402 (paper); 978-0983589440 (ebook)

The Pumpkin Eater, first in the Sam Dawson Mystery series, dramatizes dark secrets and crimes of America’s attempts to improve the human race through eugenics.

SILVER WINNERS:

Nice Guys Finish Dead: The Hollywood Murder Mysteries Book Six

Author: Peter S. Fischer
Publisher: Grove Point Press
ISBN: 978-0984681952

The Sixth installment of the critically acclaimed Series by Co-Creator of “Murder, She Wrote” Peter S. Fischer.

The Shadow Constant

Author: A.J. Scudiere
Publisher: Griffyn Ink Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-937996-21-5

Someone is keeping watch over the machine. As she builds it, Kayla discovers it will change the way we power the world, but is she willing to die for it?

Tidal Pools

Author: Lawrence Thackston
Publisher: Holladay House Publishing
ISBN: 978-0-9900091-0-8 (hardcover); 978-0-9900091-1-5 (trade paperback)

A rookie policeman is forced to confront violence and deceit at every turn in this Southern tale of unforgivable sin and questionable justice.

Poetry/Literary Criticism


BraveTheUnknown Adventures of Ibn Opcit Having_Listened_cov_fin

GOLD WINNER:

Brave the Unknown

Author: Ushi Patel
Publisher: Skywriter Books
ISBN: 978-0-9822797-0-0

The fifty provocative poems in Brave the Unknown inspire courage in the face of loss and remind us of the beauty in darkness.

SILVER WINNERS:

The Adventures of Ibn Opcit

Author: John Barr
Publisher: Red Hen Press
ISBN: 978-1597092739

A two-volume mock epic whose poet-hero escapes a Caribbean prison and travels the world in search of dignity and citizenship.

Having Listened: Poems

Author: Gary Whited
Publisher: Homebound Publications
ISBN: 978-1-938846-19-9

Having Listened evokes a sense of the place of the prairie through both a personal and a philosophical reflection on that place.

LGBT


Blad_Lesbian CouplesRev3.indd Is It Sisters

missing myth cover spread final.indd Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell

GOLD WINNER:

The Lesbian Couple’s Guide to Wedding Planning: Everything You Need to Know About Planning Your Dream Wedding

Author: Bernadette Coveney Smith
Publisher: Sellers Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-4162-0914-0

Bernadette Coveney Smith, the nation’s leading same-sex wedding expert, reveals all the essential information that female partners need to have the wedding of their dreams.

SILVER WINNERS:

Is It Sisters? A Lesbian Love Story

Author: Nancy Lehigh
Publisher: Two P’s Publishing
ISBN: 978-0988172104

Nancy Lehigh never believed in True Love, let alone her True Love could be … a woman! A memoir of two women, eternally in love.

The Missing Myth: A New Vision of Same-Sex Love

Author: Gilles Herrada, Ph.D.
Publisher: SelectBooks
ISBN: 978-1590792421

The Missing Myth tackles the perplexing questions about the role of homosexuality in the evolution of the human race and its meaning in civilization’s development.

The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell

Author: William Klaber
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 978-1608325627

One day in 1855 Lucy Lobdell cut her hair, changed clothes, and went off to live her life as a man. By the time it was over, she was notorious.

Health & Fitness


Anti-Arthritis Anti-Inflammation Cookbook Smart Shopper cover VisionaryKitchenCover_l

GOLD WINNER:

Anti-Arthritis, Anti-Inflammation Cookbook: Healing Through Natural Foods

Author: Gary Null, Ph.D.
Publisher: Essential Publishing
ISBN: 978-0-9771309-6-2

415-page cookbook featuring 300 gorgeous, full-color photographs, 270 delicious vegan-vegetarian recipes (170 gluten-free), and hundreds of health tips and suggestions for creating a healthy, pain-free life.

SILVER WINNERS:

The Smart Shopper Diabetes Cookbook: Strategies for Stress-Free Meals from the Deli Counter, Freezer, Salad Bar, and Grocery Shelves

Author: Robyn Webb, MS
Publisher: American Diabetes Association
ISBN: 978-1-58040-494-5

This collection of 125 recipes is based on a simple concept—let fresh, packaged, produce and minimally processed foods, such as those found in the deli or salad bar sections of the grocery store, do the work for you.

Visionary Kitchen: A Cookbook for Eye Health

Author: Sandra Young, OD
Publisher: Beyond Carrots & Kale, LLC
ISBN: 978-0-615-86697-0

Support eye health through proper nutrition and lifestyle. Feast your eyes on beautifully photographed recipes. Charts list eye nutrient dense foods allowing for easy dietary personalization.

History


Red Tractors Embattled Farmers

Layout 1 Twice Heroes

GOLD WINNER:

Red Tractors, 1958-2013: The Authoritative Guide to International Harvester and Case-IH Farm Tractors in the Modern Era

Author: Lee Klancher
Publisher: Octane Press
ISBN: 978-1-937747-15-2

This authoritative history of International Harvester and Case IH tractors includes data and photos of every model built from 1958 to 2013, as well as in depth information about how these tractors were designed and constructed. With interviews of engineers and executives, the book covers how the 40 and 60 series were created, and thoroughly covers the red tractors from the 1960s through the 1980s.

SILVER WINNERS:

Embattled Farmers: Campaigns and Profiles of Revolutionary Soldiers from Lincoln, Massachusetts, 1775-1783

Author: Richard C. Wiggin
Publisher: Lincoln Historical Society
ISBN: 978-0-944856-10-9 (hardcover)
ISBN: 978-0-944856-11-6 (paperback)

The engaging story of Revolutionary soldiers from a single community—ordinary farmers brought to life through battles, smallpox, desertion, capture, slavery, kinship, and underage enlistments.

La Cristiada: The Mexican People’s War for Religious Liberty

Author: Jean Meyer, PhD
Publisher: Square One Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 978-0-7570-0315-8

Through informative text and hundreds of photographs, this book explores the Catholic “Cristero” rebels’ hard fight against Mexico’s anti religious government in the 1920s.

Twice Heroes: America’s Nisei Veterans of WWII and Korea

Author: Tom Graves
Publisher: Nassau & Witherspoon Publishers
ISBN: 978-0-9858308-0-9

Through intimate interviews and black and white portraits, Twice Heroes shares memories of true American heroes and a chapter of history known to few countrymen.

Home & Garden


Quiet Beauty Great Houses of Summit Avenue

New American Front Yard

GOLD WINNER:

Quiet Beauty: The Japanese Gardens of North America

Author: Kendall H. Brown
Photographer: David M. Cobb
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 978-4-8053-1195-0

Japanese gardens have been part of North American culture for almost 150 years. Quiet Beauty looks at the history of their introduction to North American gardening and how they have taken root and flourished.

SILVER WINNERS:

Great Houses of Summit Avenue & the Hill District

Authors: Karen Melvin, Bette Hammel, Paul Clifford Larson, Melinda Nelson, and Dave Kenney
Foreword: Garrison Keillor
Illustrator: Narda Lebo
Publisher: Big Picture Press
ISBN: 978-0989262705

With a foreword by Garrison Keillor and fascinating stories penned by four award winning writers, this book opens the doors to more than two dozen legendary homes situated on America’s best preserved street from the Victorian era, stunningly photographed by Karen Melvin.

The New American Front Yard: Kiss Your Grass Goodbye!

Author: Sarah Carolyn Sutton, ASLA
Publisher: Tendril Press
ISBN: 978-098315871-4

Home gardeners, Master gardeners and landscape students benefit from Sarah’s comprehensive, step by-step, practical approach to garden design. Indispensable for creating beautiful front yards and gardens.

Humor


9781480801721_COVER.indd From the Top Uncle John's Perpetually Pleasing

GOLD WINNER:

Enter Miss Thang

Author: Brian Edwards
Forward: Joan Rivers
Introduction: Cindy Crawford
Publisher: Archway Publishing
ISBN: 978-1480801714

Brian Edwards – a celebrated talent executive, multi award winning producer, writer and occasional performer – but celebrities such as Joan Rivers and Cindy Crawford know him best as Miss Thang. “Enter Miss Thang,” Edwards details some of the most incredible, heart-wrenching and profound moments of his 30-year career in Hollywood.

SILVER WINNERS:

From the Top: Brief Transmissions from Tent Show Radio

Author: Michael Perry
Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society Press
ISBN: 978-087020-680-1

From Scandihoovian Spanglish to snickering chickens, author and humorist Michael Perry navigates a wide range of topics in this collection of brief essays.

Uncle John’s Perpetually Pleasing Bathroom Reader

Author: Bathroom Readers’ Institute
Publisher: Portable Press
ISBN: 978-1-60710-903-7

Uncle John’s 26th annual edition is jam-packed with the BRI’s patented mix of fun and information, including interesting origins, obscure history, urban legends, and brainteasers.

Inspirational


Prayer - A Love Story Coastal Inspirations Imagine Project

GOLD WINNER:

The Prayer, A Love Story: Unlock a Life of Miracles, Unconditional Love and Answered Prayers

Author: Jacqueline von Zwehl
Publisher: Johann Press
ISBN: 978-1-939819-00-0

The Prayer, A Love Story is the inspirational true story of one woman who discovers the secret to living a live filled with miracles and answered prayers.

SILVER WINNERS:

Coastal Inspirations: Drawing Beauty and Meaning from the Sea

Authors: Peter O’Neil and Marissa O’Neil
Publisher: Vineyard Stories
ISBN: 978-0-9849136-5-7

For this father and daughter collaboration, being on the coast is a time to explore how the serenity and healing power of the sea expands their world. The book includes the insights of thoughtful people and is paired with beautiful photographs that match the words.

The Imagine Project: Stories of Courage, Hope and Love

Author: Dianne Maroney
Publisher: Yampa Valley Publishing
ISBN: 978-0-9889951-0-9

The Imagine Project is a beautiful coffee table style photography/storybook that shares the inspiring life stories of ordinary people from across the United states.

Multicultural


Faces of Tradition (Hi-Res) Hawaiki Rising

Moving with the Seasons Red White Black

GOLD WINNER:

Faces of Tradition: Weaving Elders of the Andes

Authors: Nilda Callañaupa and Christine Franquemont
Publisher: Thrums LLC
ISBN: 978-0-9838860-4-4

Faces of Tradition is a photographic tour of the weaving villages of the Andean Highlands and the Elders who have sustained one of the finest weaving traditions in the world.

SILVER WINNERS:

Hawaiki Rising – Hokule’a, Nainoa Thompson, and the Hawaiian Renaissance

Author: Sam Low
Publisher: Island Heritage Publishing
ISBN: 978-1617102004

A replica of an ancient Polynesian vessel is built and sailed in the wake of the Pacific’s earliest settlers to inspire a renaissance of Hawaiian culture.

Moving with the Seasons: Portrait of a Mongolian Family

Author: Liza F. Carter
Publisher: Saltwind Press
ISBN: 978-0-9890187-0-8

Moving with the Seasons documents the fast disappearing nomadic culture of Mongolia. Illustrated with stunning photographs, the book captures the daily life of a modern-day nomadic family.

Red White Black: A True Story of Race and Rodeo

Author: Rick Steber
Publisher: Bonanza Publishing
ISBN: 978-0-945134-41-1

Three cowboys of different skin color are brought together at the 1911 Pendleton Round-Up, Jackson Sundown, John Spain & George Fletcher for the NW Saddle Bronc Championship. What happened that day, the judges decision and the reaction of the crown forever.

Nature & Environment


Surviving Sandy Enough is Enough

Utah's Wasatch Range

GOLD WINNER:

Surviving Sandy:
Long Beach Island and the Greatest Storm of the Jersey Shore

Author: Scott Mazzella
Publisher: Down the Shore Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-59322-079-2

In a gripping narrative weaving together the metamorphosis of Superstorm Sandy with lives of Jersey Shore residents, we experience landfall and the resilient human response.

SILVER WINNERS:

Enough is Enough:
Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources

Authors: Rob Dietz and Dan O’Neill
Publisher: Berrertt-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 978-1-60994-805-4

We’re overusing the earth’s finite resources, and yet excessive consumption is failing to improve our lives. This book lays out a visionary but realistic alternative to the perpetual pursuit of economic growth – an economy where the goals is enough, not more.

Utah’s Wasatch Range: Four Season Refuge

Author: Howie Garber
Publisher: Peter E. Randall Publisher
ISBN: 978-1-931807-86-9

Details why maintaining a balance of nature and development is so essential in the Salt Lake City region, through stunning photos and essays from environmentalists, skiers and politicians.

Parenting & Family Issues


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GOLD WINNER:

Retro Baby: Cut Back on All the Gear and Boost Your Baby’s Development With More Than 100 Time-tested Activities

Author: Anne H. Zachry, PhD. OTR/L
Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
ISBN: 978-1-58110-811-8

Help guide your child’s development in a healthy way using the “back to basics” strategies and the 100 or more activities.

SILVER WINNERS:

Cancer In Our Family, Second Edition:
Helping Children Cope with a Parent’s Illness

Authors: Sue P. Heiney, PhD, RN, and Joan F. Hermann, MSW
Publisher: American Cancer Society
ISBN: 978-0-944235-95-9

Cancer in Our Family helps a parent explain cancer to children and addresses the disruptions and challenges cancer brings to family life.

Sleep: What Every Parent Needs To Know

Editor: Rachel Y. Moon, MD, FAAP
Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
ISBN: 978-1-58110-781-4

With pediatrician recommended strategies for establishing good sleep habits and your unique understanding of your child, this book can help ensure you and your family get all the rest you need.

Political/Current Events


AGOW_SlipJacket Global_Crossings Surviving Sandy

GOLD WINNER:

A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State

Author: John W. Whitehead
Publisher: SelectBooks, Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-59079-975-8

Constitutional attorney charts America’s transition from a society governed by “we the people” to a police state governed by the strong arm of the law.

SILVER WINNERS:

Global Crossings: Immigration, Civilization, and America

Author: Alvaro Vargas Llosa
Publisher: The Independent Institute
ISBN: 978-1598131338

The author cuts through the thicket of myth and falsehood that dominates the immigration debate and clarifies the causes and consequences of human migration.

Surviving Sandy:
Long Beach Island and the Greatest Storm of the Jersey Shore

Author: Scott Mazzella
Publisher: Down the Shore Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-59322-079-2

In a gripping narrative weaving together the metamorphosis of Superstorm Sandy with lives of Jersey Shore residents, we experience landfall and the resilient human response.

Professional/Technical


51Tsxgv7c-L The Art of Microsurgical Hand Reconstruction Fresh Look at Judging Floral Design

GOLD WINNER:

Color Atlas of Cerebral Revascularization:
Anatomy, Techniques, Clinical Cases

Authors: Robert F. Spetzler, Peter Nakaji, Albert L. Rhoton, Jr. and Masatou Kawashima
Publisher: Thieme Medical Publishers
ISBN: 978-1-60406-822-1

Cerebral revascularization is a set of techniquest for managing stroke (insufficient blood flow to the brain), the purpose of which is to bring more blood flow to areas affected. This atlas covers the most sophisticated techniques for cerebral revascularization.

SILVER WINNERS:

The Art of Microsurgical Hand Reconstruction

Author: David J. Slutsky
Publisher: Thieme Medical Publishers
ISBN: 978-1-60406-776-7

This atlas for hand surgeons showcases a “palette” o f54 step-by-step microsurgical procedures for treating the upper extremity. Features sibe-by-side photos accompanies by detailed color line drawings.

A Fresh Look at Judging Floral Design: A Guide for Judges, Designers, Teachers, Mentors and Hosts

Authors: Hitomi Gilliam AIFD and Kathy Whalen AIFD
Publisher: BCFL Group
ISBN: 978-0-9854476-5-6

First book published in the US on judging floral design since the 1960’s. 21st century perspectives not found elsewhere in this speedily delivered book.

Psychology


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GOLD WINNER:

Elite Minds: Creating the Competitive Advantage

Author: Dr. Stan Beecham
Publisher: BookLogix
ISBN: 978-1-61005-349-5

Elite Minds provides insight into creating the competitive advantage in both business and sport, where the principles of performance are the same.

SILVER WINNERS:

101 Trauma-Informed Interventions: Activities, Exercises and Assignments to Move the Client and Therapy Forward

Author: Linda A. Curran, BCPC, LPC, CACD, CCDP-D
Publisher: PESI Publishing & Media
ISBN: 978-1936128426

Featuring over 100 practical approaches to effectively deal with trauma, this workbook provides tools and techniques drawn from the most effective trauma modalities.

Losing Dad, Paranoid Schizophrenia: A Family’s Search for Hope

Author: Amanda LaPera
Publisher: Adamo Press
ISBN: 978-0989703734 (hardcover)

The compelling true story of a family’s struggle with the sudden onset of their father’s severe mental illness at age 53.

Reference/Directories


Well-Fed Self-Publisher Little Blue Thinking Book OperaAtoZ

GOLD WINNER:

The Well-Fed Self-Publisher: How to Turn One Book into a Full-Time Living

Author: Peter Bowerman
Publisher: Fanove Publishing
ISBN: 978-0967059884

Detailed “how-to” guide through profitable self publishing, by three-decade sales/marketing/copywriting/publishing pro whose 5 self-published books have generated a full-time living since 2001.

SILVER WINNERS:

The Little Blue Thinking Book:
50 Powerful Principles for Clear and Effective Thinking

Author: Brandon Royal
Publisher: Sterling Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-4351-4568-9

The Little Blue Thinking Book is an invaluable guide for any individual wanting to further sharpen his or her thinking skills.

Opera A to Z: A Beginners Guide to Opera

Author: Liddy Lindsay
Publisher: Pinwheel Books
ISBN: 978-0-9854248-3-1

An overview of the most famous operas and characters of all time; one for each letter of the alphabet. Sure to delight young and old alike with its engaging summaries of twenty-six renowned operas. The book is based on a 27 x 40 watercolor that took author and illustrator Liddy Lindsay two years to complete and has become a bestseller as notecards and Giclée prints at The Met Opera Shop in New York.

Regional


Wisconsin Lightouses Great Houses of Summit Avenue

Surviving Sandy

GOLD WINNER:

Wisconsin Lighthouses: A Photographic and Historical Guide

Author: Ken and Barb Wardius
Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society Press
ISBN: 978-0-87020-609-2

Explore Wisconsin’s rich maritime past! This book is an intimate, and lushly illustrated tour of lighthouses on Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, and Lake Winnebago.

SILVER WINNERS:

Great Houses of Summit Avenue & the Hill District

Authors: Karen Melvin, Bette Hammel, Paul Clifford Larson, Melinda Nelson and Dave Kenney
Foreword: Garrison Keillor
Illustrator: Narda Lebo
Publisher: Big Picture Press
ISBN: 978-0989262705

With a foreword by Garrison Keillor and fascinating stories penned by four award winning writers, this book opens the doors to more than two dozen legendary homes situated on America’s best preserved street from the Victorian era, stunningly photographed by Karen Melvin.

Surviving Sandy:
Long Beach Island and the Greatest Storm of the Jersey Shore

Author: Scott Mazzella
Publisher: Down the Shore Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-59322-079-2

In a gripping narrative weaving together the metamorphosis of Superstorm Sandy with lives of Jersey Shore residents, we experience landfall and the resilient human response.

Religion


Catholic Children's Bible Illustrated Outline of Buddhism - for IBPA Inspired

GOLD WINNER:

The Catholic Children’s Bible

Authors: Sister Mary Kathleen Glavich and Brian Singer-Towns
Publisher: Saint Mary’s Press
ISBN: 978-1-59982-177-1 (paperback) and 978-1-59982-178-8 (hardcover)

Introducing The Catholic Children’s Bible, hardcover, the first-ever complete Catholic Children’s Bible, only from Saint Mary’s Press, that not only inspires but empowers children to read, live, and love the full Word of God.

SILVER WINNERS:

An Illustrated Outline of Buddhism: The Essentials of Buddhist Spirituality

Author: Williams Stoddart
Publisher: World Wisdom
ISBN: 978-1-936597-26-0

Fully illustrated with over 80 color images, An Illustrated Outline of Buddhism is an ideal introduction to Buddhism, a religion with over a billion followers.

Inspired: Churches of Seattle

Author: Rick Grant
Publisher: Documentary Media
ISBN: 978-1-933245-31-7

Inspired: Churches of Seattle showcases 52 churches of various denominations in the Seattle area. Architectural photography by Lara Swimmer, and historical text by Rick Grant.

Self-Help


Savvy Girl's Guide To Grace Business Writing with Heart for IBPA3inch

Palm Beach Pain Relief System TakingtheFall_cover

GOLD WINNER:

The Savvy Girl’s Guide To Grace: Small Touches with Big Impact — At Home, Work & in Love

Author: Alicia Young
Publisher: Parasol Press LLC, TX
ISBN: 978-0-9855950-1-2

Ways to tap your inner Audrey Hepburn in a rushed world! Told with humor and anecdotes from your fellow Savvy Girls around the world.

SILVER WINNERS:

Business Writing With Heart: How to Build Great Work Relationships One Message at a Time

Author: Lynn Gaertner-Johnston
Publisher: Syntax Training LLC
ISBN: 978-0-9778679-0-5

Business Writing With Heart shows how to write in ways that build trust, mutual respect, and solid relationships, leading to personal and career success.

The Palm Beach Pain Relief System: A Clinically-proven, Natural and Integrative Approach to Healing Chronic Pain, Arthritis & Injuries

Author: Daniel I. Nuchovich, M.D.
Publisher: Essential Publishing
ISBN: 978-0-9771309-8-6

Self-help guide for understanding and healing chronic pain. Presentation of a multi-disciplinary approach featuring natural therapies, nutritional supplementation, and 200+ recipes and menu suggestions from acclaimed Mediterranean Diet.

Taking the Fall: Life After A Boy Scout Zip-line Ride Went Horribly Wrong

Author: Summer Miller
Publisher: Outskirts Press
ISBN: 978-1-4327-7247-5

After a zipline accident, Summer Miller finds she must switch from a world of perfectly folded napkins and birthday parties to become a warrior protecting her family.

Sports & Recreation


Passion for Grouse Cracker Jack Collection WildSteelhead

GOLD WINNER:

A Passion for Grouse: The Lore and Legend of America’s Premier Game Bird

Editor: Thomas R. Pero
Publisher: Wild River Press
ISBN: 978-0-9895236-0-8

This anthology showcases renowned experts on wild ruffed grouse biology, training pointing dogs, classic shotguns, hunting strategies, and literature of the sport.

SILVER WINNERS:

The Cracker Jack Collection: Baseball’s Prized Players

Authors: Tom Zappala and Ellen Zappala
Publisher: Peter E. Randall Publisher
ISBN: 978-1-931807-24-1

Celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 1914/1915 Cracker Jack baseball card series. Biographies and\ full color card images of all 180 players compiled for the first time.

Wild Steelhead: The Lure and Lore of a Pacific Northwest Icon

Author: Sean M. Gallagher
Publisher: Wild River Press
ISBN: 9780989523615

Two-volume set features 50 years of swashbuckling adventures—and the campfire camaraderie—of fishing for this legendary giant sea-run rainbow trout in rivers from California to Kamchatka, illustrated with hundreds of spectacular color photos.

Travel


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CostaRica-Cover Photographing Washington Cover

GOLD WINNER:

Hikernut’s Canyon Lands Companion: A Guide to the Best Canyon Hikes in the American Southwest

Author: Brian J. Lane
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 978-1581571646

Geared toward the average hiker wanting to explore the most majestic canyons in the American Southwest, this book is sure to kindle your desire to trek.

SILVER WINNERS:

Armenia and Karabakh: The Stone Garden Travel Guide

Author: Matthew Karanian
Publisher: Stone Garden Productions
ISBN: 978-0-9672120-7-4

Comprehensive 320-page travel guide illustrated with 150 color photographs and 30 detailed color maps, and featuring essays on cultural sites, history, and the environment.

Costa Rica: The Complete Guide: Eco-Adventures in Paradise

Author: James Kaiser
Publisher: Destination Press
ISBN: 978-0-9678904-8-7

This full color, photo-filled guidebook introduces visitors to the best of Costa Rica, including detailed chapters on history, culture and wildlife.

Photographing Washington: A Guide to the natural landmarks of The Evergreen State

Author: Greg Vaughn
Publisher: Graphie Int’l Inc.
ISBN: 978-0916189198

A guide to Washington State for both visitors and residents who want to explore the best locations for nature and landscape photography.

Cover Design (Fiction)


Layout 1 9781611530575-cover.indd Stuck by Stacey Atkinson-IBPA catalogue

GOLD WINNER:

Dark Talisman

Author: Steven M. Booth
Publisher: Azimuth Books
Other Relevant Info: Cover Design by Tami Dever, TLC Graphics
ISBN: 978-0-615-79725-0

A Dark Elf princess mistakenly steals the most valuable gem in the world, casting her into a desperate struggle to save herself, her people, and her world.

SILVER WINNERS:

A Sinner in Paradise

Author: Deborah Hining
Publisher: Light Messages Publishing
Other Relevant Info: Cover designed by Elizabeth Turnbull of Light Messages Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-61153-057-5

Set in 1977 West Virginia, A Sinner in Paradise is a heartwarming, uproarious affair with love in all its forms.

Stuck

Author: Stacey D. Atkinson
Publisher: Mirror Image Publishing
Other Relevant Info: Cover designed by Laywan Kwan of Laywan Kwan Graphic Design
ISBN: 978-0-9917543-2-8

“A moving story steered by a likable if imperfect heroine whose combination of grit and hard luck will win readers’ hearts.” – Kirkus Reviews

Cover Design (Nonfiction)


ONEThing_Cover_AwardsRGB AdVenture Kick-Ass Fairy

GOLD WINNER:

The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

Author: Gary Keller (with Jay Papasan)
Publisher: Bard Press
Other Relevant Info: Cover designed by Caitlin McIntosh and Michael Balistreri of Hespenheide Design
ISBN: 978-1885167774

The ONE Thing is about overcoming the high cost of distraction and achieving what we want from our work and personal lives. The daily barrage of e-mails, texts, tweets, calls, and meetings frustrate and stress us.

SILVER WINNERS:

AdVenture: An Outsider’s Inside View of Getting an Entrepreneur to Market

Author: Moira Vetter
Publisher: Noyo Press
ISBN: 978-0-9885226-4-0

Ideas don’t create success. Forward-thinking people do. Part startup manifesto and part go-to-market handbook, AdVenture explore the seven attributes of the entrepreneur and proves that in business, it’s not who you know but what you know about them that matters.

A Kick-Ass Fairy: A Memoir

Author: Linda Zercoe
Designer: Kimberly Glyder
Publisher: Hidden Oak Press
ISBN: 978-0989581547

One woman’s inspiring journey of courage, perseverance and resilience as she comes to terms with overcoming and healing from adversity and multiple forms of cancer.

Cover Design (Large Format)


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Surviving Sandy

GOLD WINNER:

Tuesdays with Todd & Brad Reed: A Michigan Tribute

Authors: Todd Reed and Brad Reed
Publisher: Todd & Brad Reed Photography
ISBN: 978-1-4675-6918-7

See Michigan’s breathtaking power and beauty through 400 pages and 1,014 compelling photos, allowing you to experience Michigan’s four-season splendor and
magnificent locations.

SILVER WINNERS:

One Goal II: The Inside Story of the 2013 Stanley Cup Champion
Chicago Blackhawks

Editor: Adam Kempenaar
Publisher: Chicago Blackhawks/Blackhawks Publishing
ISBN: 978-0-615-89014-2

“One Goal II” chronicles the Chicago Blackhawks’ unforgettable 2013 championship season and celebration, taking fans behind the scenes with exclusive photos, features and video.

Surviving Sandy:
Long Beach Island and the Greatest Storm of the Jersey Shore

Author: Scott Mazzella
Publisher: Down the Shore Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-59322-079-2

In a gripping narrative weaving together the metamorphosis of Superstorm Sandy with lives of Jersey Shore residents, we experience landfall and the resilient human response.

Cover Design (Children’s/Young Adult)


Norbert Growler the Wolf Pup

How Roland Rolls

Norbert: What Can Little Me Do?

Author: Julie Freyermuth
Illustrator: Virginia K. Freyermuth, Ph.D.
Publisher: Polly Parker Press, LLC
ISBN: 978-0-9848682-0-9

Norbert: What Can Little Me Do? is an exquisitely illustrated, internationally award-winning children’s picture book inspired by a real 3-pound registered therapy dog.

Growler the Wolf Pup: A Children’s Story in Photo & Rhyme

Author: Jenni Bidner
Publisher: Ajax Acres
ISBN: 978-0989298100

Award-winning author and photographer Jenni Bidner tells the story of a baby wolf through engaging photographs and charming rhymes.

How Roland Rolls

Author: Jim Carrey
Publisher: Some Kind of Garden
Other Relevant Info: Cover designed by Rob Nason
ISBN: 978-0-9893680-0-1

How Roland Rolls is a story about a wave named Roland who’s afraid that, one day, when he hits the beach, his life will be over. But when he gets deep, he’s struck by the notion that he’s not just a wave — he’s the whole big, wide ocean!

Interior Design (1-2 Color)


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GOLD WINNER:

AdVenture: An Outsider’s Inside View of Getting an Entrepreneur to Market

Author: Moira Vetter
Publisher: Noyo Press
ISBN: 978-0-9885226-4-0

Ideas don’t create success. Forward-thinking people do. Part startup manifesto and part go-to-market handbook, AdVenture explore the seven
attributes of the entrepreneur and proves that in business, it’s not who you know but what you know about them that matters.

SILVER WINNERS:

The Forgotten First: B-1 and the Integration of the Modern Navy

Author: Alex Albright
Publisher: R.A. Fountain
ISBN: 978-0-9842102-2-0

History of band comprised of first African Americans to serve modern Navy at rank higher than messman’s, a distinction previously given to others.

The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

Author: Gary Keller with Jay Papasan
Publisher: Bard Press
ISBN: 978-1885167774

The ONE Thing is about overcoming the high cost of distraction and achieving what we want from our work and personal lives. The daily barrage of e-mails, texts, tweets, calls, and meetings frustrate and stress us.

Interior Design (3 or more Color)


Tuesdays_Book_Front Cover_4-8-13_FINAL Berta and Elmer Hader A Lifetime of Art

Work Standing Up

GOLD WINNER:

Tuesdays with Todd & Brad Reed: A Michigan Tribute

Authors: Todd Reed and Brad Reed
Publisher: Todd & Brad Reed Photography
ISBN: 978-1-4675-6918-7

See Michigan’s breathtaking power and beauty through 400 pages and 1,014 compelling photos, allowing you to experience Michigan’s four-season splendor and
magnificent locations.

SILVER WINNERS:

Berta and Elmer Hader: A Lifetime of Art

Authors: Joy Hoerner Rich, Karen Tolley, John Waller, Judy Waller
Publisher: Joyful Productions
ISBN: 978-0-9891087-0-6

Berta and Elmer Hader were incredibly talented. This book offers a dazzling sampling of their writings and art plus a peek into their extraordinary lives.

Work Standing Up: The Life and Art of Paul Fontaine

Authors: Claudia Fontaine Chidester, Dr. Margaret Stenz, Dr. Mary Brantl, and Robert Linsley
Publisher: Fontaine Archive, LLC
ISBN: 978-0988835801

First-ever biography and record of works on global artist Paul Fontaine (1913-1996) combines the best aspects of a monographic art book and a personal memoir.

Interior Design (3 or more Color; Children’s/YA)


Children of the Tipi - cover - IBPA Bucket Filling from A to Z  Norbert. Cover. Polly Parker PRess

GOLD WINNER:

Children of the Tipi: Life in the Buffalo Days

Editor: Michael Oren Fitzgerald
Publisher: Wisdom Tales Press
ISBN: 978-1-937786-09-0

Stunning photographs and simple quotations by Indian chiefs explain to today’s children what it would have been like to grow up in the pre-reservation days.

SILVER WINNERS:

Bucket Filling from A to Z: The Key to Being Happy

Authors: Carol McCloud and Caryn Butzke, illustrated by Glenn Zimmer
Publisher: Bucket Fillers, Inc.
ISBN: 978-193832613-4

Using the letters of the alphabet, this book helps young and old see the many, simple ways that they can fill buckets and fill their own buckets in return.

Norbert: What Can Little Me Do?

Author: Julie Freyermuth
Illustrator: Virginia K. Freyermuth, Ph.D.
Publisher: Polly Parker Press, LLC
ISBN: 978-0-9848682-0-9

Norbert: What Can Little Me Do? is an exquisitely illustrated, internationally award-winning children’s picture book inspired by a real 3-pound registered therapy dog.

Most Improved Redesign


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GOLD WINNER:

Adventurer’s Hawaiʻi

Author: Peter Caldwell
Publisher: Taote Publishing
ISBN: 978-0962612459

Adventurer’s Hawaiʻi is a photo and essay book that reveals some of the islands’ hidden treasures, accessible only to the adventurous hiker and kayaker.

SILVER WINNERS:

Super Baby Food: Your Complete Guide to What, When, and How to Feed Your Baby and Toddler

Author: Ruth Yaron
Publisher: FJ Roberts Publishing
ISBN: 978-0-965260-32-9

Completely updated and revised edition of #1 best selling baby food book. Most comprehensive baby/toddler food resource available: tasty recipes, money-saving tips, healthy extras, nutritional guidelines. A “must have” for parents.

Writing From Within: The Next Generation

Author: Bernard Selling
Publisher: Hunter House Publishers
ISBN: 978-0897936170

This book is as much a tool for personal reflection as a guide to writing instruction, and includes a comprehensive discussion of the creative process. All writers will write with more skill, understand themselves and their characters better, and be able to turn their life experiences into art.

Best New Voice (Fiction)


Boy-Who-Said-No-high-res Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell  Yesterday's Echo

GOLD WINNER:

The Boy Who Said No: An Escape to Freedom

Author: Patti Sheehy
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-60809-080-8

A true-life novel based on Frank Mederos’s story of love, loss, and courage during the new Castro regime in Cuba.

SILVER WINNERS:

The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell

Author: William Klaber
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 978-1608325627

One day in 1855 Lucy Lobdell cut her hair, changed clothes, and went off to live her life as a man. By the time it was over, she was notorious.

Yesterday’s Echo

Author: Matt Coyle
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-60809-076-1

Unable to escape his past, Rick Cahill risks his life for a woman who is hiding a past her own.

Best New Voice (Nonfiction)


New American Front Yard 3 Ingredient Cocktails 9780991748402_cov.indd

GOLD WINNER:

The New American Front Yard: Kiss Your Grass Goodbye!

Author: Sarah Carolyn Sutton, ASLA
Publisher: Tendril Press
ISBN: 978-098315871-4

Home gardeners, Master gardeners and landscape students benefit from Sarah’s comprehensive, step by-step, practical approach to garden design. Indispensable for creating beautiful front yards and gardens.

SILVER WINNERS:

3 Ingredient Cocktails: A Thirsty Jane Guide

Author: J.K. O’Hanlon
Publisher: evenSo Press, LLC
ISBN: 978-0988273917

6 spirits categories, 5 recipes per category, and 3 ingredients per drink. Plus history, mixing techniques, and fun factoids turn readers into cocktail pros in 3 ingredients.

Light Bulb Baking: A History of the Easy Bake Oven

Author: Todd Coopee
Publisher: Sonderho Press
ISBN: 978-0991748402 (hardcover); 978-0991748419 (paperback)

This first definitive retrospective of the Easy-Bake Oven celebrates its journey from children’s toy to pop culture icon.

Best New Voice (Children’s/Young Adult)


Love from a Star Dear Bully of Mine

Norbert: What Can Little Me Do?

GOLD WINNER:

Love from a Star

Author / Illustrator: Katherine Cutchin Gazzetta
Publisher: Frog House Press, LLC
ISBN: 978-0-9892067-1-6

Love from a Star brings a message that you are loved and never alone. Wherever you go, whatever you do, God is there. Just look for his star.

SILVER WINNERS:

Dear Bully of Mine

Author: Vicki Fraser
Publisher: Domnizelles Publications Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-927815-02-1

Join these three characters as they share their honest feelings with their dear bullies. Witness their quiet evolution as they take back what is rightfully theirs; freedom to live in peace.

Norbert: What Can Little Me Do?

Author: Julie Freyermuth
Illustrator: Virginia K. Freyermuth, Ph.D.
Publisher: Polly Parker Press, LLC
ISBN: 978-0-9848682-0-9

Norbert: What Can Little Me Do? is an exquisitely illustrated, internationally award-winning children’s picture book inspired by a real 3-pound registered therapy dog.

The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Fiction)


Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail Coldwater 9780988697409-Perfect.indd

GOLD WINNER:

Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail

Author: Kelly Luce
Publisher: A Strange Object
ISBN: 978-0-9892759-1-0

Set in Japan, these playful, tender stories, tip into the fantastical, plumb the power of memory, and measure the human capacity to love.

SILVER WINNERS:

Coldwater: A Novel

Author: Diana Gould
Publisher: Gibraltar Road/Vireo, Rare Bird
ISBN: 978-0988931244

A contemporary noir that fronts a subversive view of Hollywood. An inflammatory and heartbreaking mix of money, fame, guilt and hard-earned redemption.

A History of Stone and Steel

Author: Christopher Fisher
Publisher: Resurgent Books
ISBN: 978-0-9886974-0-9 (trade paperback; 978-0-9886974-1-6 (ebook)

Paul Keppel thinks his chronic headaches mean he’s dying, but the memory of a tragic workplace accident may hold the key to his true healing.

The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Nonfiction)


Divine Secrets of the Ta-Ta Sisterhood On Two Fronts West Point Leadership

GOLD WINNER:

Divine Secrets of the Ta-Ta Sisterhood: Pledging the Pink Sorority

Author: Joanna Chapman
Publisher: Cosmic Casserole Press
ISBN: 978-0-9890431-0-6

A unique memoir that reads like a novel as the narrator stumbles through Cancerland. Gritty at times, hysterically funny at others, but always very human.

SILVER WINNERS:

On Two Fronts

Authors: Adam Fenner and Lance Taubold
Publisher: 13Thirty Books
ISBN: 978-0615879635

In a story told from both fronts, two friends share their conversations and experiences with one another, capturing the true essence of a combat deployment.

West Point Leadership: Profiles of Courage

Authors: Daniel E. Rice and Lieutenant Colonel John A. Vigna
Publisher: Daniel E. Rice
ISBN: 978-0989147309

200 inspirational authorized biographies of West Point graduates who have led as Generals, Ambassadors, Senators, Congressmen, Governors, Astronauts, CEOs, and in other leadership positions throughout historical and contemporary times.

The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Children’s/Young Adult)


Bad Dad KeeKee's Big Adventures in Paris, France

Night Before Baseball at the Park

GOLD WINNER:

Bad Dad

Author: Derek Munson
Publisher: Cannonball Books
ISBN: 978-0-9898488-3-1

The cookie jar is empty, the books are overdue, and mom’s favorite vase, broken. Dad’s good at being bad, but he’s better at being awesome!

SILVER WINNERS:

KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Paris, France

Author: Shannon Jones
Publisher: Calithumpian Press
ISBN: 978-0-9886341-0-7

KeeKee is the adventurous calico kitty traveling the world in her hot air balloon. First stop? Ooh là là! It’s Paris, France!

The Night Before Baseball at the Park by the Bay

Author: David Schnell
Publisher: Prospect Palo Alto Publishing
ISBN: 978-0-9891043-0-2

Young Ryan dreams of pitching for his beloved SF Giants and one night his dream comes true in this charming, beautifully illustrated, children’s book.

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